Akemi Yokoyama is a Japanese chef, presenter and culinary instructor based in London. Her regular classes at Sozai Cooking School have received very favourable reviews in national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. She has also appeared on the popular TV programme, C4’s Sunday Breakfast, teaching the presenters how to make sushi. Her friendly teaching style is easy to follow and informative, she will teach the art of healthy Japanese home cooking to students at all levels.
Akemi’s enthusiasm for gastronomy originated early in her childhood in Sapporo, where enjoying the spoils of wild vegetable foraging and sea fishing were regular family activities. This drove her understanding regarding the importance of the freshest, highest quality ingredients together with exquisite taste pairings in Japanese food.
She demonstrates Japanese cooking in the UK and Europe at various diverse events and she regularly works with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese cuisine to the media and public. Akemi was recently invited to the prestigious cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth as the guest chef to entertain guests with the authentic Japanese cuisines and to train their chefs.
Akemi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK, is a certified miso sommelier and has the professional qualification WSET Sake Level 3.
Akemi has a very friendly approach and clear about her teaching. She is also very generous with her knowledge of the Japanese cuisine and happy to share what she knows.
Thank you again for the wonderful class!
An excellent class. Very informative, interesting. Definetly worth the price. The ramen we made was absolutely delicious!!
The class is very well led by a true specialist and your recipe tastes amazing.
The team of 3 is very efficient and you only have to enjoy and listen, as you will get a lot of information.
I would be very happy to have a small recap of the information given out throughout the class as I did not take notes (ie why protein content is important for the flour).
All in all we had a blast and will be looking at other opportunities with Sozai
Gochisou sama deshita
Max and Margaux
It was great to learn how to cook my favourite dish in a small and friendly group, will strongly recommend to others